Canada bans more countries amid fears over omicron variant
The Canadian government will pay for the test on arrival for air travelers coming to Canada part from the US.Tam said there has been a rise in overall COVID-19 cases from Nigeria and Egypt.
Canada announced a ban on foreign nationals from three more countries because of concerns with the omicron COVID-19 variant.
Ottawa already announced a ban on foreign nationals from seven countries in southern Africa.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos also said all air travelers coming to the country apart from the United States will have to be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport and will have to isolate themselves until they get the results of the test.
The provinces of British Columbia and Alberta also confirmed their first cases of omicron in individuals who traveled from Nigeria. Dr Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said the Alberta case traveled through the Netherlands and is asymptomatic.
Duclos said travelers from outside Canada still need to do a pre departure COVID-19 test which they will pay for. The Canadian government will pay for the test on arrival for air travelers coming to Canada part from the US.
Tam said there has been a rise in overall COVID-19 cases from Nigeria and Egypt.
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